Report: Celtic left-back Greg Taylor could return to action in two months

By David Walton

September 21, 2021

Celtic left-back Greg Taylor could be back in action at some stage in November, the Daily Record reports.

Taylor provided an update on his progress yesterday after undergoing successful surgery on his problematic shoulder issue. However, many would’ve feared that the surgery may have meant he would be missing months of action.

In the past, Ange Postecoglou has stated that Taylor would be out for “a while”, labelling his injury as “medium-term” [Scottish Sun].

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But it may only be that Taylor misses two months of action. The Record reports that neither Celtic nor Taylor have been given a definite timeline for his return. But the fears are that it will be a couple of months out.

The report states that the player will have a better idea at some stage today.

The player has had to come off twice this season due to shoulder injuries. Firstly, he came off early on in Alkmaar before again being subbed against Ross County.

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This already looks like a wise decision from Celtic. It’s clear that Taylor needed some work done on his shoulder, and now is the time to do it.

It’s not as if Celtic don’t have left-back options at the club either. Boli Bolingoli performed capably enough against Livingston on Sunday. Adam Montgomery, meanwhile, has been a shining light this season too. Not to mention that Liam Scales is still waiting to make his debut.

This could’ve been disastrous had Taylor continued to play on and shrug it off. It would’ve disrupted Celtic’s plans as the season progressed as well as the player’s consistency levels.

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If he is back by the end of November, he’ll still have a big role to play this season. Yes, there will be some crunch European and domestic trips that he’ll miss out on, but 2022 will be a massive year for Celtic, and ensuring he’s fully up to speed before then is essential.

Taylor hasn’t had the best start to the 2021/22 campaign despite being a firm favourite of the manager. He’s played in 11 of a possible 14 matches under Postecoglou. Regardless of form, he was the number one left-back.

And the road to recovery for Greg starts now as he looks to return to action ASAP and win his spot back. We wish him the very best and hope for a speedy comeback.

In other news, Celtic chairman Ian Bankier explains club’s £11.5m loss as plc results released